verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of clatter
Related Words for clatterclack, hurtle, clang, ballyhoo, rattle, pandemonium, hullabaloo, rumpus, racket, bluster, clangor, smashing, shattering, smash, clank, noise, clash, roar, bump, shatter
Examples from the Web for clatter
Contemporary Examples of clatter
But timing is always unpredictable, and all the clatter around the film could have swallowed up I Am Abraham.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President
March 6, 2014
Historical Examples of clatter
He threw the helmet with a clatter on to the table as if it had been the knave's canting head.Viviette
William J. Locke
He entered in the clatter of the shop bell with an air of sombre and vexed exhaustion.The Secret Agent
The clatter of crockery did not cease in the adjoining room.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
There was a clatter and rattle of speeding hoofs, which rapidly died out.
The clatter of hoofs was growing louder with each passing second.
Word Origin for clatter
late Old English clatrung "clattering, noise," verbal noun implying an Old English *clatrian, of imitative origin. Cf. Middle Dutch klateren, East Frisian klatern, dialectal German klattern. The noun is attested from mid-14c.